Hi Valentijn, Your NcML isn't very far off the mark. The problem is that you are creating new variables without defining any data. To get the data into IDV, you can either 1) leave the variables with their existing names and add attributes for units and such or 2) rename the existing dimensions and variables then add attributes for units and such. I'll go through both options and attach the resulting NcML files. Here's the process I went through for option one: 1) I opened the data file in the ToolsUI "Viewer" tab for a quick look at what the data looks like. 2) I then open the data file in the "NcML" tab and start editing (You can used the "NcML" tab to edit the NcML. I prefer to use an XML editor so I saved the NcML to disk and edited it outside of ToolsUI). 3) First I removed the dimension declarations and a bunch of attributes. All of this information will come from the data file. (We've found that it is best to remove all the things you can that you aren't changing. For one, if it doesn't match the data file, things will break in strange ways. But also, it makes the intent of the NcML clear.) 4) Then I added your title global attribute and long_name and units attributes for all the variables as well as your standard_name for the z variable. The results are in the first attached file (etopo2_2006apr-Ethan1.ncml). For the second option (renaming dimensions and variables), I edited the NcML from above as follows: 1) Add dimension elements to rename the existing dimensions: <dimension name="longitude" orgName="x" /> <dimension name="latitude" orgName="y" /> 2) Rename the variables and change their shape to use the renamed dimensions, e.g.: <variable name="longitude" orgName="x" shape="longitude"> ... </variable> 3) The last thing I did was to remove the scale_factor and add_offset attributes in the z/altitude variable. If they are given, they will be used to scale/offset the data. Since the values are 1.0 and 0.0 which doesn't actually change the data. It is best to remove them so all that computation is not performed. The results of this are in the second file (etopo2_2006apr-Ethan2.ncml). Hope this helps, Ethan Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: TQX-759446 Department: Support THREDDS Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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